§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he can arrange in any way to obviate the inconvenience resulting to some tradesmen in the Provinces, who are obliged in the way of business to receive French bronze coins as equivalents for English pennies, and find themselves unable to pay them away at the Public Offices such as the Post Office?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The Government is doing all that can be done to prevent the circulation of foreign bronze coins in this country by issuing a Proclamation under the Act of last year forbidding their importation. The hon. Member will, I am sure, recognize that it would be impossible for Government Departments to receive payment except in coins of the realm.